Argentina outfit Newell’s — where football god Messi played at youth level before joining Barcelona — have snapped up infant Thiago as a member.
Newell’s will be hoping their decision to beat the competition early pays off by Messi’s powers of soccer genius passing down through his genes to the little lad.
Baby Thiago, who was signed by his grandfather, is eight years younger than when his old man joined them in 1995.
The tot was born on November 2 which is one part of a bizarre riddle involving the current two best players in the world.
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo is 869 days older than his great rival Messi.
But astonishingly, Ronaldo’s son — Cristiano Ronaldo Junior — is ALSO 869 days older than Messi’s lad.
Goal-getter Messi smashed another record last night as he reached 76 goals for the year after a brace in Barca’s 4-2 win at Mallorca — surpassing Pele’s previous record of 75.
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